Vinoba Bhave University (VBU) on Thursday created a record of sorts by publishing its Part I BCom and BSc results within 20 days of the examinations being concluded.
Results of BA Part I and postgraduate examinations are expected to be out by Saturday.
Officials said the exams, which ended on October 13, were taken by some 71,000 students of arts, science and commerce streams. Results of around 19,000 were released on Thursday by vice chancellor Ravindra Nath Bhagat.
“The total pass percentage in science this year is around 45.13 while that in commerce is 69.39. The colleges will receive the marksheets soon,” a VBU official said.
He added that the varsity had, also for the very first time, launched an SMS facility this year through which the students could know their results by sitting at homes. All one needed to do is punch in RT Marks on the mobile phone followed by his roll number and send it to 54999.
Results have also been uploaded on VBU’s website.
Apart from this, the college has also forwarded a proposal to the state government for starting a defence course from its next session, which will be the first of its kind in eastern India.
The yearlong course will focus on bomb disposal, disaster management, radar technology and rescue operations. Border Security Force officers will offer practical training to the selected students at their Meru camp, around 11km from the VBU headquarters.
“We are waiting for a nod from the government in this regard. The local police officers have decided to lend us assistance for the study programme. Though a number of students have already enrolled for the course, BSF will have a final say in the selection,” vice chancellor Bhagat told The Telegraph.
He added that, provided it got all the nods, VBU would become the third in the country to launch the defence course. A proposal in this regard had been sent to the state in August.
About the publication of results in such a short time, Bhagat said that the varsity had been systematic in its academic approach throughout the year and held all their sessions on time.
“I have to check and see if any other university of the state has ever published their results in such a short span of time,” he said.
Sources also said that from next session, the varsity had decided to go online and upload all its registration and admission forms in its website in a bid to ease student woes.